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Otter Creek Awnings returns to Vermont ownerhsip

Tue, 09/16/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

OTTER CREEK AWNINGS
RETURNS TO VERMONT OWNERSHIP
Otter Creek Awnings, started in a Middlebury basement in 1976, is now owned once again by a Vermonter. Todd Warren of Essex purchased Otter Creek in late August, returning the company known for Vermont values home to its roots. Warren, a Johnson State College graduate born in Burlington, Vermont, joined Otter Creek in 1997 as Director of Sales and Marketing and has served as company President since 2001.

Vermont Company Builds New Ballot Tool for Overseas and Military Voters

Tue, 09/16/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

National Summit Participants Praise New Ballot as a Solution to Continuing
Problems for Americans Away from Home Who Want to Vote
Washington, D.C. - An estimated six million Americans who are members of the
military or live overseas have a new way to ensure their vote for president
counts this November, according to experts speaking at a high-level summit
on military and overseas voters. Attended by members of Congress,
secretaries of state and other election officials, "Democracy at a Distance:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont to Bring Renowned Wellness Expert to Department of Health Conference

Tue, 09/16/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont to Bring Renowned Wellness Expert to Department of Health Conference
Burlington, VT - The Vermont Department of Health will hold its 2008 Work Site Wellness Conference, part of the "Fit & Healthy Vermonters Program," on Tuesday, October 7 at the Hilton Hotel in Burlington. The appearance of noted wellness expert Michael Samuelson as conference keynote speaker is made possible by major sponsor Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters acquires Tully's Coffee Brand

Mon, 09/15/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Announces Asset Purchase Agreement for Acquisition of the Tully's Coffee Brand and Wholesale Business
West Coast Acquisition to Accelerate GMCR's Geographic Expansion Plans
Company Intends to Leverage Full Potential of Complementary Tully's brand to drive Keurig(r) Single-Cup Brewing system penetration across North America

Group Urges Vermont Yankee License Renewal

Mon, 09/15/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Group Urges Vermont Yankee License Renewal
At PSB Hearing They Note that Plant's Power is Critical
for Vermont's Economy and Quality of Life
Montpelier, VT/September 15, 2008 - The Vermont Energy Partnership, a diverse group of more than 90 business, labor, and community leaders as well as individual energy experts today reiterated its strong support for the license renewal of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon.

Health Commissioner Establishes Rate Increases for Vermont Hospital Budgets

Mon, 09/15/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Health Commissioner Establishes Rate Increases for FY 2009 Vermont Hospital Budgets

Montpelier, VT -- Paulette J. Thabault, Commissioner of Banking, Insurance, Securities, and
Health Care Administration (BISHCA), announced that she has established the 2009 budgets for
Vermont hospitals. The hospitals testified about their budgets at public hearings held over a
three-day period before Commissioner Thabault and the Public Oversight Commission (POC).
The Vermont hospital fiscal year for 2009 runs from October 1, 2008 through September 30,
2009.

New Program Makes Available $2 Million in Low Interest Loans for Home Energy Improvements

Mon, 09/15/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

New Program Makes Available $2 Million in Low Interest Loans for Home Energy Improvements
State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding will announce September 17, 2008, a new low-interest home loan program that will make available $2 million to Vermont homeowners seeking to weatherize their homes and reduce energy costs. Joining Spaulding will be TD Banknorth President Phil Daniels, Efficiency Vermont Director Blair Hamilton and Burlington homeowner Bob Poczabut.

Vermont Tech Receives $25,000 to Help Fund Summer Bridge Program

Mon, 09/15/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Tech Receives $25,000
to Help Fund Summer Bridge Program
RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt-Vermont Technical College this week received a $25,000 grant from the J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Vermont Community Foundation.
The money will be used to support Vermont Tech's Summer Bridge Program, which helps incoming freshmen prepare for the college level math and English courses they'll need to succeed in most of the college's rigorous programs.

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